Faculty News

Sontag’s Poems in “Verse Wisconsin”

Kate Sontag, Ripon College Visiting Assistant Professor of English, published three poems in the September, 2013 edition of Verse Wisconsin. The three poems “Stepmother-of-Pearl,” “Blood and Milk Dialogues,” and “Parents,” are all connected to that issue of Verse Wisconsin’s focus on parents and children. They are available online here: http://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue112/poems/sontag.html Sontag’s work is also featured in the newly released Winter… Continue reading

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Smith Published in “Mensaje”

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics and Values, published an article in the September issue of Mensaje, a Chilean Jesuit monthly magazine. The article, “Los Obispos Y El Golpe, Años 1973-1975,” addressed the reaction of the Chilean Catholic bishops to the military coup of 1973. The September issue of Mensaje commemorated… Continue reading

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Nygard Article Appears in SECAC Review

Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department Travis Nygard co-authored an article that appears in the 2013 issue of the Southeastern College Art Conference Review. The article, “Indians Playing Indian at the Midwestern Corn Palaces, 1892-2013,” was written with the late Pamela Simpson, a professor of art history at Washington and Lee University. In addition, Nygard’s review… Continue reading

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Professors, Students Present Research at WSA/WPSA Conference

Faculty and students from the Ripon College Politics and Government Department and the Sociology Department presented nine research papers at the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) and the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) on October 11, 2013. Marty Farrell, professor of Politics and Government, contributed two papers, “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Lessons Learned from… Continue reading

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OPED: Re-imagining Agnew’s Plight in Today’s Political Context

President Zach Messitte and co-author Charles Holden of St. Mary’s College of Maryland ask readers to consider how Spiro Agnew’s fall from politics 40 years ago would play out in today’s “scandal-to-rehabilition” political environment in an opinion editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times. Agnew, the 39th vice president of the U.S., resigned in 1971 amid a cloud of scandal, pleaded no… Continue reading

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Ripon College Hosts WPSA/WSA Conference

Ripon College is hosting the joint annual meeting of the Wisconsin Sociological Association and the Wisconsin Political Science Association on October 11, 2013. This year’s conference is focused on the theme: “The Global Financial Crisis and its Social, Cultural, and Political Consequences.” The organizations selected the theme because it, “reflects the many fiscal challenges that we are facing in our… Continue reading

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